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Rail Expansion with Tent

The Proposed Project

Univar Canada proposes to install a new 120 meter rail storage track that will twin the existing track at the southern end of their lease area. They also propose to install a fabric tent with LED lighting to cover both tracks, facilitate maintenance operations and provide weather protection. The existing rail track will not be adjusted except to replace the existing switch with a lap switch to allow for movements onto either the existing or the new track.  Works to protect existing utilities are also proposed, which may require excavation down to an anticipated depth of approximately 3.5 meters. The new storage track is proposed to help improve logistics and manage the large swings in numbers of CN rail cars received by the terminal; it will also allow Univar Canada to receive approximately 10 additional rail cars per week. Works are proposed to take place in September 2020 for a one month duration.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

The public comment period on the project is closed. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

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  • Project and Environmental Review
  • 100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
  • Vancouver, BC, V6C 3T4
  • Email:

  • Location

    • Rail Expansion with Tent (British Columbia)
  • Project Type

    • Railways
    • Ports and Harbours
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Univar Canada
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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..within 200 kilometres
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